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Use of Alternative Therapy for the the 10 Most Frequently Reported Principal Medical Conditions

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Use of Alternative Therapy for the
10 Most Frequently Reported Principal Medical Conditions

Source: http://oldfraser.lexi.net/publications/pps/21/table7.html 

Rank

Condition

Percent Reporting Condition

Percent using Alternative Therapy in Past 12 Months*

Percent Who Saw a Provider in Past 12 Months*

Percent Who Saw a Doctor in Past 12 Months*

Therapies most Commonly Used

1

Back or neck problems

30%

71%

32%

11%

Chiropractic, Spiritual healing

2

Allergies

29%

60%

21%

9%

Relaxation Techniques, Spiritual Healing

3

Arthritis or rheumatism

20%

60%

18%

8%

Spiritual Healing, Relaxation Techniques

4

Difficulty walking

17%

67%

22%

10%

Spiritual Healing, Relaxation Techniques

5

Frequent headaches

16%

65%

29%

8%

Spiritual Healing, Relaxation Techniques

6

Lung problems

12%

62%

20%

11%

Spiritual Healing, Relaxation Techniques

7

Digestive problems

12%

63%

25%

10%

Spiritual Healing, Massage Therapy

8

Gynecological problems

10%

70%

29%

9%

Relaxation Techniques, Spiritual Healing

9

Anxiety attacks

9%

69%

19%

10%

Spiritual Healing, Relaxation Techniques

10

Heart problems or chest pain

9%

59%

19%

6%

Spiritual Healing, Relaxation Techniques

*Percentages are of those who reported the condition. Provider denotes a provider of care who is not a medical doctor.
Note: Double counting may occur because some patients may have seen both a medical doctor and an alternative provider.

About the Author 

Jeff Behar
Jeff Behar, MS, MBA
Jeff Behar, MS, MBA is a recognized health, fitness and nutrition expert, regularly writing about hot topics in the areas of health, fitness, disease prevention, weight loss, nutrition, anti aging and alternative medicine. Jeff Behar's work also often appears in several of the major health and fitness newsletters, health and fitness magazines, and on major health, fitness, and  weight loss websites. 

 

 

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